Snøhetta: Simon Ewings
We’re very proud to present senior architect and project manager Simon Ewings from Snøhetta as keynote speaker of the Media Architecture Biennale 2014.
Snøhetta is an internationally renowned practice of architecture, landscape architecture, interior architecture and brand design. It has two main studios, one in Oslo, Norway and one in New York, USA.
Snøhetta has won several award winning design competitions for public buildings around the world. They’re bedind the museum built for the Winter Olympics in Lillehammer, Norway, the 2007 Serpentine Gallery temporary Pavilion in London designed with Olafur Eliasson, the new Bibliotheca Alexandrina library in Alexandria, Egypt, and the new Oslo Opera House in Oslo, Norway – and much, much more.
Simon came to Snøhetta in 2001 as a part of the planning group for the Norwegian National Opera and Ballet. He filled several roles in this project, from chief façade architect to project manager, as well as being responsible architect on the construction site. Simon was stationed at Snøhetta’s office in New York, where he had overall responsibility for the reconstruction and expansion of the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art.
After returning from New York, Simon has taken on the role as Assisting Managing Director for Snøhetta Oslo.
Snøhetta is also famous for building the only cultural building on the World Trade Center memorial site and is currently involved with more than 50 projects in Europe, Asia, Africa, Oceania, and the Americas.
Read more about Snøhetta on their website snohetta.com.
Note that we initially had promoted architect and founding partner Kjetil Trædal Thorsen as a keynote here. Unfortunately, he couldn’t make it, but we’re very happy to have Simon Ewings onboard.